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When extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard took on an arduous 155-mile cross country race in China, he didn’t expect to bring home something other than a medal. There, he met a friendly stray dog, and within a few days, the pair shared an unexpected yet unbreakable bond. Dion and the pup met during the 4 …

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4th-grader Rebel Hays of Fayetteville is a young athlete who doesn’t only love running but also has a big heart for helping people. Currently, he’s helping a blind runner, Paul Scott, so he can compete in cross country races. As a star athlete at Holcomb Elementary School, Hays decided to step up his game and …

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Taking that first step to losing weight is always the hardest thing to do. But this college student took it even further – he took up running lose weight, lost 184-lbs, and went on to complete the Chicago Marathon! Ethan Taylor has always been big, and it was an advantage in his younger years as …

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Kade Lovell, in spite of his age, is already an experienced runner. So when the 9-year-old boy was nowhere to be seen during the St. Francis Franny Flyer 5K last September 21 in Sartell, Minnesota, his mother was left curious, worried, and later, proud. The young fourth-grader had meant to run in the 5K (3.1-mile) …

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Myles Kerr knew that being a Marine comes with a lot of responsibility, but despite the huge weight he has on his shoulders, he has not forgotten the essence of being a public servant – that of being human. Six years ago, a photo of a Marine and a young boy running a marathon immediately …

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When you compete in a race, you have two goals on top of your mind: finish the race, and more importantly, finish it first. This is exactly what Madeline Adams, Boston College runner, had in mind when she participated in the ACC Women’s Cross Country Championship. Madeline came to the race prepared and determined to …

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They say love is found when you least expect it, and that couldn’t be any truer than for Jessie Rix and Anthony Butler – two people who went for a run and eventually fell in love. Jessie Rix has been a competitive runner since her high school years. Tired of the typical solo runs that …

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